Movies like Behind Enemy Lines

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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
 6.4
 106K
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.
Style: suspense, exciting, dramatic, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, sad ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, survival, bosnian war, war, behind enemy lines, adventure, navy, reconnaissance, atrocity, u.s. navy, aviation, courage, rescue, war crime, catastrophe, escape, gunfight, fight scenes, heroes, aircraft carrier, tank, combat, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: balkan, iraq, bosnia herzegovina, serbia, europe, former yugoslavia

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Most similar movies to Behind Enemy Lines

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about military, soldier, danger, battles, heroes, gunfight and chase mostly in Action, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Behind Enemy Lines: Tears of the Sun (2003), Bat*21 (1988), Flight of the Intruder (1991), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Force 10 from Navarone (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspense, compassionate, factual, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, soldier, civil war, navy seal, rescue mission, army, brutality, gunfight, commando, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, soldier, military, heroes, battles, military life, mission gone awry, daring rescue, tough heroes, cliche, timebomb, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, military, jungle, golf, rescue, war, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspense, intense, unusual plot structure, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, aviation, bomber, adventure, military, airplane, pilot, chase, first contact, happy ending, adaptation ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, russian, friendship, heroes, nazism, death, nazi, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, adventure, nazi, task force, battles, military, double agent, heroic mission, racism, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, former yugoslavia, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, behind enemy lines, island, german, adventure, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: greece, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 10K
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, prison, jungle, survival, war, adventure, rescue, soldier, captivity, missing person, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, texas, bangkok thailand, california, laos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, adventure, jungle, one man army, martial arts, military, heroes, justice, fight scenes, rescue, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia, thailand, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 57K
Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: intense, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: invasion, survival, cold war, politics, war, adventure, visceral, brutality, save the day, heroic mission, against the odds, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future, 20th century, near future
Place: colorado, ussr, latin america, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: invasion, military, adventure, wartime life, teenager, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 273K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, epic, factual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, revolution, vengeance, battles, human spirit, rebellion, freedom, heroic mission, military, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, england, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 113K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, cold war, navy, russian, u.s. navy, spy, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, special agents, terrorism, heroes, battles, confined, military, state affairs, crimes, adventure, rescue mission, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 286K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, adventure, anti war, war, survival, destiny, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: unusual plot structure, tear jerker, feel good, humorous, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, prison, torture, survival, jungle, war, adventure, martial arts, vietcong, rat, fight ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: exciting, tense, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, world war two, war, military, airplane, battles, soldier, friendship, heroic mission, u.s. air force, bomb, fighter pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, england, australia, germany, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, serious, allegory ...
Plot: war criminal, isis, behind enemy lines, bosnian war, truck, battlefield, fictional war, 18 year old, gas mask, 20 year old, military, survival ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: vietnam, congo, normandy, germany, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, world war two, pow, escape attempt, against the odds, military life, human spirit, massacre, daring rescue, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, poland, germany, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 106K
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, inspirational, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, pow, torture, escape, soldier, war, prison, camp, violence, jungle, courage ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Second in Command (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Armed insurgents attempt a coup d'etat in a troubled Eastern European country, and the president flees to the U.S. embassy for protection. When the U.S. ambassador is murdered by the ruthless and gun-happy rebels, it comes down to the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, rescue, political unrest, revolution, politics, military, adventure, rebellion, heroic mission, terrorist plot, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Behind Enemy Lines III: Colombia (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, hostage, military life, frame up, heroic mission, secret agents, manhunt, military, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 857
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, military, war on terror, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, daring rescue, military life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
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Soldier Boyz (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, vietnam war, battles, soldier, rivalry, military, survival, kidnapping, prison, confined, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 69K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, factual, brutal, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, survival, code, marines, friendship, military life, courage, violence ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, martial arts, hostage, adventure, terrorist, commando, airplane hijack, fight, terrorism, rescue mission, aviation, jewish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, war, sniper, war zone, swat team, kidnapping, journalist, chase, soldier, daring rescue, rescue, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%